From Sweeping Plains to Jewell Sea District 201N1

District Governor Alan Cunningham 2013 - 2014

"Cherish the Past - Challenge the Future"

Towns with Lions Clubs in District 201N1

1ST VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR, PETER WILLIS-JONES

Peter was born 18 October 1946 in Hereford UK and migrated with the family to Australia in 1952. He grew up in Sydney and was educated at Chatswood Co-ed High. He worked for the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney, Canberra, New Guinea and Queanbeyan from 1966 to 1972. When he left the bank and took several positions as Accountant for businesses such as Alliance Acceptance, Australian telephone Answering Systems and Elders Smith Goldsborough Mort before going into taxation accounting in 1982 in Rockhampton, from there he moved to Kempsey in 1985 and in 1998 commenced his own accountancy business in Crescent Head trading as P W J Taxation Services.

Peter joined Apex in April 1968 and over the next 19 years he belonged to 10 different Apex clubs, was President 3 times and attended Zone Conventions all over NSW & QLD until he reached the obligatory retirement age of 40. He was retired from Apex in Kempsey in August 1987.

10 years after retiring from Apex he thought it was about time he got involved in service again and approached Lions in Crescent Head and became a member on 17 November 1997. He has served on the club board from 1998 to now, including Membership Chairman, Treasurer and President in 2008-2009. He was also nominated as Public Officer in 2009, a position he still holds.

In 2008 Peter was invited on to Cabinet by the then DG Malcolm Merrick as Safety Awareness Officer, after three years he  took on Leadership Chairman and was then appointed Cabinet Treasurer for 2011-2012 and then elected to 2nd Vice District Governor.

Peter has received a District Governors Appreciation award and has attended the Senior Lions Leadership Institute, the inaugural ANZI Pacific Forum, 9 District Conventions & 6 Multiple District Conventions. Peter met his wife Pam in Canberra in 1968 and married in 1970. They have two children and 5 grandchildren. Pam was one of the first women to join Crescent Head Lions in July 2003.

Peter Willis-Jones & Lion Pam